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Not many people actually enjoy the act of doing laundry. But that’s just all the more reason to create a functional, organized space that allows you to get the job done as quickly as possible.
Of course, not all laundry rooms are created equal. Some of us have spacious rooms on the main floor or upstairs, while others have laundry rooms tucked away in basements across the country. Then there are those genius laundry rooms in closets or the dedicated mudrooms with Pinterest-worthy setups and folding ironing boards and built-in tables.
No matter what your specific setup looks like, we’ve got the best laundry room ideas so you can make your laundry room even more functional and organized. Read on for some of our best laundry room tips in 2022.
Laundry Room Idea 1. Insert Adjustable Organizers
No matter how large your space, if you have a wall, use it. This might be the most basic laundry room idea there is. Maximize that space. Look for organizers that can be personalized or shifted around based on your own specific needs, and always be sure to measure out your space before purchasing.
Solid Wood Laundry Room OrganizerBuy: Solid Wood Laundry Room Organizer $442.00
Laundry Room OrganizerBuy: Laundry Room Organizer $1299.99
Modular Laundry Room Storage SetBuy: Modular Laundry Room Storage Set $1499.99
Laundry Room Idea 2. Hang a Pegboard Wall
Alternatively, if a pre-fab organizational unit won’t work with your small space, you can always consider adding a pegboard wall. These porous wall additions provide perfect places for hooks, baskets, shelves and cabinets, and they can be fully customized to your space as needed.
Steel Square Hole PegboardBuy: Steel Square Hole Pegboard $166.03
Pegboard Hooks with Bins, Peg LocksBuy: Pegboard Hooks with Bins, Peg Locks $19.99 (orig. $20.99) 5% OFF
Laundry Room Idea 3. Install Floating Shelves
If you don’t have space for an entire wall storage system to execute a wall-to-wall laundry room idea, floating shelves are always a functional way to add storage potential.
Giftgarden Black Floating ShelvesBuy: Giftgarden Black Floating Shelves $23.99
Lavezee 2-Tier Wall Mounted Shelf SetBuy: Lavezee 2 Tier Wall Mounted Shelf Set $22.99 (orig. $31.99) 28% OFF
Laundry Room Idea 4. Elevate Your Washer and Dryer for Extra Storage
If you haven’t stacked your units, consider adding a pedestal to the bottom of your washer and dryer to give you that extra little bit of storage. They work on front and top-load models, but when it comes to front-load models, pedestals also raise and save you from having to bend down so far.
Laundry Pedestal with Storage Drawers for Washers and DryersBuy: Laundry Pedestal with Storage Drawers for Washers and Dryers $279.00
The Elevation PedestalBuy: The Elevation Pedestal $1,495.00
Laundry Room Idea 5. Add a Functional Folding Table
If you have a stacked washer and dryer unit but still want a folding table, consider grabbing a rolling laundry sorter with a table on top. Better yet, take this laundry room idea to the next level and grab one with an ironing board table for some two-in-one action. Bonus points if you can roll the unit to a room with a TV and watch a show or movie while sorting all of your freshly cleaned clothes.
Rolling Laundry Sorter with Ironing BoardBuy: Rolling Laundry Sorter with Ironing Board $77.49
Whitmor 3 Section Rolling Laundry Sorter with Folding StationBuy: Whitmor 3 Section Rolling Laundry Sorter with Folding Station $73.99
Laundry Room Idea 6. Organize Your Ironing Board
Speaking of ironing boards, they’re kind of clunky and annoying to store. That’s why we love the idea of grabbing a wall- or door-mounted organizer to keep your board — along with the actual iron and any other supplies — neatly tucked away and organized.
Metal Wall Mount/Over The Door Ironing Board HolderBuy: Metal Wall Mount/Over The Door Ironing Board Holder $135.99
VINAEMO Ironing Board Hanger Wall MountBuy: VINAEMO Ironing Board Hanger Wall Mount $29.99
Laundry Room Idea 7. Mount Drying Racks to the Wall
Rather than draping air-dry sweaters and shirts over random chairs or on the back of a door, here’s a great laundry room idea: mount your drying rack to the wall. Some models work with flat-dry and hung items alike, and they easily tuck away when not in use.
Folding Wall Mounted Drying RackBuy: Folding Wall Mounted Drying Rack $71.99
Smartsome Space Saver Fold Away RacksBuy: Smartsome Space Saver Fold Away Racks $61.99 (orig. $89.99) 31% OFF
Laundry Room Idea 8. Hang a Bar
If you don’t have enough space for a wall-mounted drying rack or you don’t like the look of it, you can always add a bar or a stylish pipe to hang your delicate, air-dry items on instead.
Industrial Pipe Clothes RackBuy: Industrial Pipe Clothes Rack $18.99
Everbilt 4 Bar Clothes DryerBuy: Everbilt 4 Bar Clothes Dryer $18.78
Laundry Room Idea 9. Use a Collapsible Rack
No extra wall space for a hanging rack or bar? No problem. Some of the best laundry room ideas are born out of necessity. There are plenty of foldable floor-model drying racks out there, which you can quickly tuck behind or beside a washer or dryer when not in use.
Everyday Home Clothes Drying Rack
EDITOR FAVORITEBuy: Everyday Home Clothes Drying Rack $53.99 (orig. $64.99) 17% OFF
Amazon Basics Foldable Laundry RackBuy: Amazon Basics Foldable Laundry Rack $34.57
Bartnelli Bamboo Laundry Drying RackBuy: Bartnelli Bamboo Laundry Drying Rack $49.99 (orig. $79.99) 38% OFF
Household Essentials Portable 2-Tier Drying RackBuy: Household Essentials Portable 2-Tier Drying Rackk $57.99 (orig. $64.99) 11% OFF
Tosnail 2-Pack Stainless Steel Clip and Drip HangersBuy: Tosnail 2-Pack Stainless Steel Clip and Drip Hangers $17.99
Laundry Room Idea 10. Use Washers and Dryer Sides for Storage
One of the beautiful things about washers and dryers is they work with magnetic organizers, baskets and hooks. Those also happen to be great ways to create extra storage for yourself if you have a tight space.
Plate Magnet 3-Pocket Laundry Room OrganizerBuy: Plate Magnet 3-Pocket Laundry Room Organizer $36.00
Magnetic Lint Bin Laundry Room Trash CanBuy: Magnetic Lint Bin Laundry Room Trash Can $35.95
Laundry Room Idea 11. Put a Roll-Cart Between Machines
Alternatively, if your units aren’t stacked, or you only have a little bit of room to spare beside them, you could always sneak a thin, rolling storage cart between your washer and dryer to store supplies and other key items when not in use.
Wayfair Basics 3 Shelf Laundry CartBuy: Wayfair Basics 3 Shelf Laundry Cart $35.99
Spacekeeper 3 Tier Slim Storage Cart Mobile Shelving Unit OrganizerBuy: Spacekeeper 3 Tier Slim Storage Cart Mobile Shelving Unit Organizer $18.67 (orig. $21.99) 15% OFF
Laundry Room Idea 12. Separate Laundry With Bins
Take some of the chore out of laundry day by sorting your laundry ahead of time into stackable baskets, which come with the added bonus of keeping clean clothes off the floor if you don’t have time (or the willpower) to fold them just yet.
Rolling Laundry Cart with 3 Plastic Laundry BasketBuy: Rolling Laundry Cart with 3 Plastic Laundry Basket $133.99
ROMOON 4 Bag Laundry Sorter CartBuy: ROMOON 4 Bag Laundry Sorter Cart $39.99
Laundry Room Idea 13. Organize Lost Socks
Lost socks are an inevitable part of doing laundry, but at least with these organizers, you can have a little fun.
Rustic Wooden Laundry SignBuy: Rustic Wooden Laundry Sign $39.99
Maida Lost Socks SignBuy: Maida Lost Socks Sign $12.99 (orig. $13.99) 7% OFF
Laundry Room Idea 14. Add Functional Art
If you’ve got the space for laundry-room art, you may as well make it functional. We especially love these designs, which help take some guesswork out of label-reading and stain removal.
The Stupell Home Decor Collection Stain Removal Reference GuideBuy: The Stupell Home Decor Collection Stain Removal Reference Guide $27.99 (orig. $39.99) 30% OFF
The Stupell Industries Laundry Symbols GuideBuy: The Stupell Industries Laundry Symbols Guide $23.95 (orig. $39.99) 40% OFF
Laundry Room Idea 15. Find a Home for Dryer Sheets
Hands up if you are tired of those dryer sheet boxes constantly breaking or collapsing, resulting in a handful of sheets instead of the one you actually need, should you choose to use any in the first place.
Boathouse Design Rustic Farmhouse Dryer Sheet DispenserBuy: Boathouse Design Rustic Farmhouse Dryer Sheet Dispenser $29.99
Dryer Sheet Container with LidBuy: Dryer Sheet Container with Lid $23.49
Laundry Room Idea 16. Install a Lint Bin
Sure, you could just throw dryer lint in the rubbish, but here’s another great laundry room idea. It’s actually more practical to save it — especially if you like to go camping. (Everyone knows lint makes the best homemade fire starter.)
Lint Bin HolderBuy: Lint Bin Holder $59.99
Magnetic Lint Bin For Laundry RoomBuy: Magnetic Lint Bin For Laundry Room $19.99 (orig. $29.99) 33% OFF
Laundry Room Idea 17. Add Baskets to Keep Things Orderly
Baskets are an inexpensive and streamlined way to keep random items together in any room. We particularly love them in laundry rooms where extra pocket change, sprays and supplies accumulate.
Seagrass Storage BasketsBuy: Seagrass Storage Baskets
DECOMOMO Storage BinsBuy: DECOMOMO Storage Bins $24.99 (orig. $27.99) 11% OFF
Laundry Room Idea 18. Use Jars to Organize Supplies
Are jars necessary? Of course not. But they do allow you to quickly see how many supplies you have left while keeping things neat and organized. Now that’s the kind of laundry room idea we like to see — literally. We especially love jars made from plastic or acrylic because they tend to be harder to break than good old-fashioned glass.
Clear Plastic Apothecary JarsBuy: Clear Plastic Apothecary Jars $24.99
Amazing Abby Acrylic Apothecary JarsBuy: Amazing Abby Acrylic Apothecary Jars $36.99
Laundry Room Idea 19. Don’t Forget the Labels
Last but not least, don’t forget to grab some labels to keep all of those new baskets and jars organized.
Laundry Room & Linen Closet Organization LabelsBuy: Laundry Room & Linen Closet Organization Labels $11.99
Minimalist Home Laundry Labels for OrganizingBuy: Minimalist Home Laundry Labels for Organizing $24.95 (orig. $29.95) 17% OFF
Talented Kitchen 141 Laundry Room LabelsBuy: Talented Kitchen 141 Laundry Room Labels $14.95
Brother P-Touch Label Maker BundleBuy: Brother P-Touch Label Maker Bundle $39.99
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